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slang Austral and NZ short for pommy


abbreviation for
(Medicine) prescription-only medicine or medication. Compare OTC


or pom•mie

(ˈpɒm i)

also pom,

n., pl. pom•mies also poms.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, but sometimes it is merely a term of affectionate abuse. The context will usually show the intent, because the word may be used with various adjectives or in set phrases.
(often cap.) Usually Disparaging. (a term used in Australia and New Zealand to refer to a Briton, esp. one who is a recent immigrant.)
[1910–15; orig. obscure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pom - a disparaging term for a British person
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
English person - a native or inhabitant of England


2 [pɒm] N (= dog) → perro m de Pomerania, lulú mf (de Pomerania)


n (Austral inf) → Engländer(in) m(f), → Tommy m (dated inf)
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By considering that main weight losses of the investigated systems are observed in the destruction region of POM phase, comparative FT-IR spectra of the evolved gases at second weight loss region more in detail are shown in Fig.
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But when Pom Pom's tantrums upset his friends, he knows he has to chase away the black cloud above his head.
The founder of Pur told Reuters that POM would be unlikely to prevail in a trial: "They, and numerous other makers of pomegranate flavored products, have widely used the term pom to describe pomegranate flavoring.
WHAT YOU NEED: Red, white and green 1 inch pom poms Tacky glue Recycled cardboard from cereal boxes A hole punch Ribbon for hanging (and for a bow on the wreath) WHAT TO DO: Using the cereal boxes or other card cut out a 2.
The facility will use methanol feedstock from Ibn Sina to make POM, largely used in the automotive industry.
Hicks was also asked her opinion of the squad's performance in the Pom Dance Category.
2]-OH [1], it is supposed that GMA may react with hydroxyl end groups of POM for a good compatibility.